Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History

091 Rumors, Legends, & Hoaxes in Early America

July 18, 201642 min
Did you know that George Washington’s favorite drink was whiskey? Actually, it wasn’t. Washington preferred Madeira, a fortified Portuguese wine from the island of Madeira. Why the false start to today’s exploration of history? Gregory Dowd, a Professor of History and American Culture at the University of Michigan, leads us on an exploration of rumors, legends, and hoaxes that circulated throughout early America. Show Notes: http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/091

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